Is not required previous experience. However, participants can learn sailing maneuvers if they are interested. Most of our customers prefer to relax and enjoy the boat ride.

Yes! Join one of our shared groups! We have two groups almost every day: mornings, on our Scenic Views of Rio tour, and afternoons, on our Sunset in Rio tour! Check availability by consulting the booking schedule on this website.

Yup. We will indicate the best points for these activities. In general, in the vicinity of the mouth of the bay, or outside of it, towards the outer islands, where the quality of the seawater is superior.

Shared tours do not follow a fixed route due to constant changes in wind direction and intensity as well as sea conditions. However, we always look for the best angles to contemplate the natural and historical monuments of Rio de Janeiro: Sugarloaf Mountain, Christ the Redeemer, Flamengo, Botafogo, Urca, Icaraí, São Francisco, in Niterói, and Porto Maravilha beaches. When conditions allow, we switch to the ocean beaches of Rio or Niterói. Each tour is a unique experience!

In private tours, the decision on which route to take is made together with the client. The most frequent destinations are: beaches in Niterói, Historic Center, Praia Vermelha and Praia de Copacabana, on the shortest tours; and Ipanema Beach, Cagarras Archipelago and Oceanic Beaches on the longest.

All oceanic islands off the coast of Rio de Janeiro are environmentally protected. As such, neither landing nor fishing is allowed. However, you will see many sea birds like frigates and boobies. With luck we will see turtles, dolphins (May to August), whales (July to December) and rays, on our longer tours. 

Some people say sailing is “so easy and safe as long as you keep your head down when we manoeuvre”! This is probably true. Sailing is very safe! As far as the sailboat is concerned, we will guide you with regard to the critical points that you should know and also how to behave when we are in motion. Sailing is as safe as walking! And, at Sail in Rio, we are very aware of that. As with any other outdoor sport, understanding and respecting the elements of nature is essential for safety. We consult the best weather forecast sites to get accurate local information and make your boat trip as safe as possible.

Classified as open-sea sailboats, both Kamehameha and Makani Maikai are equipped with all the necessary safety equipment such as life jackets, rescue flares, fire extinguishers, and VHF radios.

Motion sickness is very personal. However, it can be minimized by adopting good habits 24 hours before your boat tour, such as sleeping well, eating right and balanced, and avoiding alcoholic beverages.

Yes, feel free to bring your favorite items on board if you have booked a private tour. We will provide refrigerator and kitchenware as needed.

On shared tours, onboard service is included in the price.

Comfortable, light-colored/white clothing and white-soled shoes or running shoes are the best alternatives. We recommend bringing a light (in summer) or heavy (in winter) jacket, especially if you are sailing later in the day. Bring a swimming suit and towel, in case the sea conditions allow diving.

Not at all. We have boarded children as well as seniors on many different occasions. In such cases, we follow procedures and take special precautions, during boarding/disembarkation as well as during our boat trips, to ensure maximum comfort and safety for everyone on board.

We will meet at Marina da Glória. After concluding the booking process, you will receive instructions for our meeting point.

1) 39.5-foot (12-meter) sailboat Kamehameha accommodates 11 passengers and 2 crewmembers. 2) 50-foot (15-meter) sailboat Makani Maikai accommodates 20 passengers and 3 crewmembers. Meanwhile, her sister MAKANI MAIKAI, measuring 50 feet (15 meters), accommodates 20 passengers and 3 crew members. 

Reservations must be made well in advance. It is common for spaces to fill up quickly on weekends and holidays.

How to book us:

1) SHARED TOURS – SCENIC VIEWS OF RIO and SUNSET IN RIO: Check availability and book directly on the respective page on this website. Pay by credit card and your spot is already guaranteed!

b) PRIVATE TOURS: Reservations must be requested via email (info@sailinrio.com), or WhatsApp (+5521 3079-3508).

Requests will be accepted only after receiving the following data for registration in our system:

▪︎full name of participants;
▪︎an email address for sending the voucher/proof;
▪︎Contact cell phone with access to quick messaging applications;
▪︎proof of deposit equivalent to 20% of the value of the tour.

In case of bad weather, we cancel free of charge. We transfer your boat tour to the next available date or refund your payment in full. 

If you need to cancel a shared tour reservation, it will be necessary to do so within 6 hours before the start of the tour, by contacting us or using the “manage my booking” button in the confirmation email sent. After this period, there will be no refund.

If you need to cancel a reservation on a private tour, it will be necessary to do so within 48 hours of the tour, by contacting us or using the “manage my booking” button in the confirmation email sent. After this timeframe, there will be no refunds.

Os passeios compartilhados começam às 11h e às 15h (16h no verão) nas 4as, 5as, 6as, sábados e domingos.  Nos passeios privativos, o horário de início e a duração do passeio são definidos em conjunto com o cliente, de acordo com a disponibilidade.

Children under 10, accompanied by their parents, enjoy a discount of 50%.

Yup. Both sailboats have large awnings (tarpaulin coated with UV filter) covering the cabin area, where sun protection is guaranteed. We recommend, however, that you bring sunscreen and a hat.

Any season is good for sailing in Rio! The wind is very regular throughout the year, in any season. Average daytime temperatures range from 20 degrees Celsius in winter to 35 degrees Celsius in summer. 

Visit our booking system on this website and book by credit card, or send a message to WhatsApp + 5521-3079-3509 or email to info@sailinrio.com and we will send you the details. 

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